Tale 1: The Beginning of Boulderite

A special 100th post on ChrisDoesComics.com!

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An ongoing idea that I’ve had for nearly a year. The second continuing strip is in the works. Stay tuned!

Regards,

CMPLogo

New Year. New Art.

Greetings. Man, where has the time gone? 2013 was a great year for myself personally. And here we are at the start of 2014! What better to start of a new year with some great goals and great comics?

I was lucky enough to find some (4 volumes) old (1989) Eastman and Laird Ninja Turtle books a few months back for cheap ($6-8). These are known to be very rare and I snatched them up the second I seen them mainly because I always wanted to read them (well no shit). The thing that drew me to these comics (PUN) was the artwork. Simple, crude, and distinct. Not everyone’s cup of tea.

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Heavy ink and stylized anatomy galore!

To a lot of people the early TMNT artwork was “bad”. I never thought that. It had a very natural look to it. It wasn’t great looking. That’s what was great about it. When I read the 1st issue years back thats when I thought, “Why couldn’t I do this?” and last month reading all Laird and Eastman’s original run I thought the exact same thing.

Why can’t I just sit down and draw an idea? Screw anatomy. Forget exact perspective. Who cares how the back of a surveillance camera looks. No need to make this your best. Your shining example of work. JUST DRAW. And most importantly: Have fun.

Sometimes you don’t need to sit down and say “THIS HAS TO BE THE ABSOLUTE BEST THING I CAN PRODUCE OR ELSE!” Sometimes you just gotta do it. And that’s what I did. I sat down…and I drew a short ninja comic. BECAUSE WHY NOT.

Here’s my ode to Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird.

KATSUMI.

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2014 shall be the year of the comic…for this website anyway. More comics to come. Why?

Because my name is Chris. And I do comics.

Regards,

CMPLogo